SOUTHWELL, Frank Owen

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Commemoration
  5. Notes
  6. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
World War I
Date of Enlistment
28/12/1915
Date of Discharge
25/08/1917
Place of Enlistment
Liverpool NSW

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
18/11/1887
Place of Birth
Hall
Address (at enlistment)
'Woodburn' via Hall ACT
Occupation
Labourer
Next of Kin
Samuel Southwell (father), 'Woodburn' via Hall ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
5180
Final Rank
Private
Final Unit
13 Battalion AIF

Commemoration

Queanbeyan RSL Wall of Remembrance, Crawford St, Queanbeyan NSW
Hall Memorial Grove, Victoria Street, Hall ACT
Roll of Honour, Wattle Park Church, Barton Highway, Hall

Notes

Frank Southwell was the older brother of Albert Southwell. He enlisted in 28 December 1915 with the 13th Battalion, arriving at the front line at Flers in France in September 1916. He was hospitalised in February 1917 with trench feet and returned to Australia in August 1917 before being discharged on 29 November 1917.

After his war service he worked in an ammunitions factory in Lithgow then took up the lease of land near Charnwood in north-west Belconnen which he called 'Crowajingalong'. He retired in 1956 amnd moved to Ainslie. Southwell died on 18 October 1973 in Canberra.

Sources

Rex Cross, 'Bygone Queanbeyan', 1980
Lyall Gillespie, 'Ginninderra - Forerunner to Canberra', 1992
Lyall Gillespie, 'The Southwell Family, pioneers of the Canberra district', 1988
Queanbeyan Age - 6 November 1917, 28 June 1918, 29 April 1919
NAA RecordSearch - Series B2455 (First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920)
ACT Electoral Rolls - 1928, 1935, 1943, 1949, 1955
Image courtesy Sandra Young

Create Certificate
Hall Roll of Honour. Image courtesy Sandra Young.

Hall Roll of Honour. Image courtesy Sandra Young.

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